living in NYC
ive seen the firefighters become the big swinging dicks of the city. consequently, they've gotten caught with their pants down for a variety of stupid reasons since then, most of which
were alcohol induced.
i dont view them as being any more heroic than any of the friends i lost in the towers. they simply showed up for work.
i find their pressing for special memorial consideration to
be a bit of an affront to the thousands of non-firefighters
who were killed that day, just being at work.